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Time flies, in which one piece of news quickly follows another. Below we will update you about the news around the theme of alcohol. Are you fully informed in that area?
European Parliament demands zero tolerance for alcohol and drugs in traffic
And not only that: there should also be a speed limit of 30 kilometers per hour in every residential area. The reason for wanting to revise the road safety measures is the age of the current agreements. These are now 20 years old. Moreover, things are not going in the right direction: the EU wanted to halve the number of road fatalities between 2010 and 2020, but the figures have stagnated in recent years. Currently, approximately 22,700 people die in road traffic in the EU every year.
To the zero point
The demanded zero tolerance for alcohol and drugs in traffic is necessary, according to the European Parliament, because with an alcohol content of 0.5 you run 2.5 times more likely to have a fatal accident. Alcohol and drugs play a role in 25 percent and 15 percent of the crashes, respectively.
'Since I Stop Drinking' by Evi Hanssen
Presenter and singer Evi Hanssen (Expedition Robinson and former table lady at De Wereld Draait Door) decided not to drink alcohol for 500 days in order to discover who she is without that cozy glass in her hand. She recorded her trials in a journal. The book will be published on 22 November: 'Since I stopped drinking'.
Doctors remove kilos of nails and screws from Lithuanian man's stomach
What do you do when you stop drinking alcohol? Eating a kilo of nails and screws thought a man from Lithuania. After the man presented with stomach pain, Lithuanian doctors made a special discovery. They found a kilo of nails, screws, nuts and bolts.
Not much is known about the man. Doctors have not yet been able to speak to him, according to the TV channel. They did find out that he had swallowed the objects within a month. Doctors believe he did that after he stopped drinking alcohol.
The patient's condition is stable. He is still in hospital under observation. He was also offered psychological help.